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The Power of the Female Entrepreneur
Held Thursday, September 14, 2023 | Please join on for the next one Sept 2024!

Grow your business through networking, maintaining boundaries & wellness as an entrepreneur, and asking for what you really need.

Finding Connectivity Amidst Chaos

Nancy Lyons co-founder of Clockwork is an international speaker who has written a book entitled, " Work Like a Boss: A kick-in-the-pants Guide to Finding Your Power (and Using) at Work". In her presentation, Ms. Lyons will challenge traditional paradigms, highlighting the profound importance of building storing, resilient networks to navigate and thrive amidst this exciting business culture.

A panel discussion with audience Q&A will also LeeAnn Rasachak, WomenVenture; Mary Miklethun SVP, US Bank; Elliot and Jennae Saltzman Founders of The Whim and Nancy Lyons Founder of Clockwork.

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

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5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Schedule

Times Events Day Of
Times5:30 PM EventsPre-event networking, heavy apps & cash bar
Times6:10 PM EventsOpening & welcome remarks
Times6:15 PM EventsKeynote - Connectivity Amidst Chaos: Harnessing the Power of Networks in Today's Rapidly Changing Business Landscape
Times7:00 PM EventsFood & beverage break
Times7:20 PM EventsPanel of Leaders to share insights on their challenges and successes of building their businesses (led by moderator)
Times8:00 PM EventsQ&A from the audience
Times8:20 PM EventsHow to join SCORE as a mentor or mentee & other networking resources
Meet Our Speakers
Nancy Lyons
Nancy Lyons, CEO & Co-Founder, Clockwork

Nancy is CEO and co-founder of Clockwork, and is an international speaker who understands that humans are the hardest part of work. She's not afraid to say that things are never going back to the way they were, and she believes that's actually great. Because the secret to good energy at work isn’t in a room. It's in our minds and behaviors. Everything companies-and people-want from their work cultures hinges on humans showing up with mindsets that aren't like the old ways. She'll (metaphorically) kick you in the pants to get you un-stuck from old, cozy habits and to use your personal power to be the change you want in your workplace. More than anything, she challenges people to unleash their potential and harness the human side of business-by showing up different. She is the author of the Amazon bestseller Work Like a Boss: A kick-in-the-pants Guide to Finding (and Using) your Power at Work (2020) and a selection of past award titles include Most Admired CEO, 100 People to Know, and Business Owner of the Year.

Chris Wicker
Chris Wicker

Chris has been working in multi-level agencies for nearly two decades, spending time in nearly every department at every level. He has experience in operations management, process management, leadership, non-profits, strategy, Human Resources, sales, and finance. As a former small business owner, he has nearly 10 years of experience in bootstrapping a new business and has consulted other businesses to that effect. 

Elliot & Jennae
Elliot & Jennae

Jennae and Elliot Saltzman are a St. Paul couple with a passion for creating unique experiences. Jennae has a background in wedding planning and event design and has been a planner in the Twin Cities since 2013. Elliot has a background in sales and construction and has also worked in marketing and SEO. They worked with SCORE prior to opening The Whim.

LeeAnn Rasachek
LeeAnn Rasachak, CEO, WomenVenture

LeeAnn joined the board of WomenVenture in 2018 and served as chair of the governance committee. She is highly passionate about the organization, its mission, and its long-term impact on the community. Supporting women business owners to thrive and solving the child care crisis is deeply important to LeeAnn.

Mary Miklethun
Mary Miklethun, SVP, US Bank

Mary has been with U.S. Bank for 23 years, having spent the first 16 years managing global commercial card products before moving into Consumer and Business Banking in 2016. Mary has a bachelor's degree in English and Music from Gustavus Adolphus College and a master's degree in American Studies from the University of Iowa.


The Whim

655 19th Ave NE, Minneapolis

Immersed in natural light and 1920's industrial beauty, The Whim is a Northeast Minneapolis event venue that features a design-ready space of sweeping white brick and elevated timber ceilings.


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The Whim

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7760 France Ave S, Suite 1100
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